Monthly Archives: March 2009

New Beginnings

Now that I’m moderately recovered from my determining the future of nearly 2000 high school students (power like that requires a bit of recovery time, you know), I can be reborn as a writer. I have a shiny new book … Continue reading

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Intermission

I finished scoring the last of my nearly 1900 GSP applications early this morning and will post more on them and a myriad of other topics as soon as I feel a little more human. I’ve had four hours of … Continue reading

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Geometry Fail

I sometimes walk from my house to the coffee shop where my wife is working while finishing her Master’s. On the path I take, I pass the following street sign: Um . . . yeah. On another topic, I should … Continue reading

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Wired for Books

If you are a writer or have some ambition of one day becoming one, check out Wired for Books. Back in the 80’s and 90’s, Don Swaim of CBS radio interviewed some of the greatest writers of the age and … Continue reading

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What is Unique?

While I’m giving my eyes a brief moment to uncross after reading the first 600 or so Governor’s Scholars applications, I would like to point out trends I’m seeing so far. I’ve already addressed these in earlier posts, but for … Continue reading

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The Nicest Rejection Letter I’ve Ever Received

Today, I received a rejection letter for Dead and Dying. It was one of the last two full manuscript requests I had pending and, after a follow-up note about it last week, was full of the agent’s apologies for not … Continue reading

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The 100th Post

This marks the 100th Hooptedoodle. If anyone read this, that might mean something. So, since it’s mostly just me talking to myself, recording for posterity, I pat myself on the back. Good job, self. Now, moving right along. I’ve begun … Continue reading

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